Michigan is a 5-touchdown favorite on Saturday. Five.
But Athlon Sports writer J.P. Scott likes UCF to top the Wolverines anyway. Here’s his explanation.
UCF head coach Scott Frost knows how to win football games, literally at every level. His Knights pitched a shutout (albeit against an FCS school) in the season opener and looked like a very confident team in doing so. The difference in caliber of athletes between UCF and Michigan is probably not as big as the causal fan might assume. I like Central Florida’s underrated athleticism and depth on offense to keep the Michigan D on its heels all day. On the other side of the ball, don’t be shocked if that same athleticism limits Michigan’s big plays through the air and renders the Wolverines relatively one-dimensional. UCF is playing with house money, and the longer the Knights keep this one close, the more confident they’ll become on their way to the biggest upset of this young season.
Michigan rolled through Hawaii 63-3 last week, while UCF beat South Carolina State 38-0.
We’ll see what happens, J.P.